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A Draft of Your First Book

Dear Ramona,

Thinking of Ko Un and last week’s theme, it occurs to me that your first book could be a collection of short “meditations.” 600-900 words. 329 more words

Our Heroic And Ceaseless 24/7 Struggle Against Tsuris

South Korea's Ko Un, This Side of Time


Ko Un is another poet I found while browsing poetryfoundation.org. Many of us (Westerners) have come across Japanese or Chinese poetry, but rarely Korean poetry. 327 more words

Books & Reading

Calming the Breath by Ko Un

Poised like an aging bear
climbing a tree, hanging on tightly,
I collect my breath.

Poised like a bird
stretching its neck out and pecking at food… 72 more words

World Literature

International Poetry day Nobel Poets ? Ko Un and Adonis

Today is international poetry day,I have rarely featured poetry in translation,I personally read very little poetry maybe one or two collections a year if that so if tomorrow sees a Poet winning the Nobel I will be interested to read more as to get the prize for the best body of work must mean something anyway with today being international poetry day I will feature two short piece by two of the poets riding high in the Nobel Literature betting this year. 235 more words